• & Then There Were None
    & Then There Were None
    ISBN: 9780995118416
    Title: & Then There Were None
    Author: JONES LLOYD & BENGE HARVEY ET AL

    This photobook was brewed from the conversations and arguments over our anxieties of mortality, technologically mired existence and degradation of the environment, exacerbated by our incessant international travels. The images and texts are extracted from such travels, drenched in other sordid human histories that somehow got us here.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 50 / Fifty: 50 Years of Aratoi
    50 / Fifty: 50 Years of Aratoi
    ISBN: 9780473495602
    Title: 50 / Fifty: 50 Years of Aratoi
    Author: WEVERS LYDIA (ED)

    The book features taonga in the Aratoi collection, with beautiful photographs and captivating stories of Wairarapa and beyond – a pair of huia (with the last reported sighting in the local Tararuas); tiki of bone, pounamu and also of celluloid and paua; a mah-jong set made with scrap wood and plastic from toothbrushes – among other materials – by Japanese prisoners of war in Featherston; Poem by Colin McCahon; wood engraving by E. Mervyn Taylor whose murals are a part of Masterton’s heritage, 17th century ceramics from Turkey; and a range of fine work by Wairarapa, national and international artists, colonial, modern and contemporary.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Aberhart
    Aberhart
    ISBN: 9780864735560
    Title: Aberhart
    Author: ABERHART LAURENCE & OBRIEN GREGORY

    Laurence Aberhart has been at the forefront of New Zealand photography since the late 1970s, and is recognised as a major international figure. Like the paintings of Colin McCahon - an artist with whom Aberhart is frequently paired - his photographs are a sustained meditation on time, place and cultural history. They are also virtuoso pieces of photographic craft. This book is a landmark in New Zealand art publishing. In a definitive overview of Laurence Aberhart?s work to date, 240 full-page reproductions of iconic photographs of churches, marae, cemeteries, Masonic Lodges and other subjects are accompanied by illuminating essays by leading New Zealand art writers Gregory O'Brien and Justin Paton. O'Brien pursues the motif of the horizon through Aberhart's work, considering the many journeys that his career encompasses and the shelters and structures seen along the way, while Paton focuses on the human presences that quietly animate Aberhart's extraordinary body of work.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $125.00
    $125.00
  • Amui 'i Mu'a: Ancient Futures
    Amui 'i Mu'a: Ancient Futures
    ISBN: 9780995118454
    Title: Amui 'i Mu'a: Ancient Futures
    Author: VAIKALAFI DYCK DAGMAR & TOHI SOPOLEMALAMA FILIPE

    Contemporary artists, academics and master practitioners of Tongan art celebrate the treasures of the Kingdom of Tonga and the history of their dispersal throughout world institutions and collections.

    This book documents two landmark events:


    The first, a symposium in Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, in early October 2019, focused on the material culture of Tonga held in public and private collections worldwide. The research team led by Dr. Phyllis Herda, for a project funded by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand, presented findings from their research trips to collections in the USA in 2017, and UK and Europe in 2018 and 2019. The treasures documented are testimony to encounters between European explorers and Tongan chiefly people of the 18th and 19th century.

    The second, a major exhibition of works by Dagmar Vaikalafi Dyck and Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi, curated by Nicholas Butler at the Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead in 2021, surveys their diverse art practices from the 1990s to the present. These contemporary artworks, many made in conversation with 18th- and 19th-century Tongan treasures, are exhibited along with Tongan artefacts from the collections of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira and Canterbury Museum Te Whare Taonga o Nga Pakihi Whakatekao Waitaha. The exhibition is fully documented in this catalogue by Raymond Sagapolutele’s photography.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Aotearoa Rising (Abridged Series)
    Aotearoa Rising (Abridged Series)
    ISBN: 9780473540971
    Title: Aotearoa Rising (Abridged Series)
    Author: COLLAGE CLUB

    In 2019, from Friday the 26th to Sunday the 28th of July, Sarah Lee and Sasha Francis
    co-hosted a collage stall at Festival for the Future 2019. This Abridged Selection is the
    contents of five notebooks the public was invited to collage into.
    Each notebook held an initial prompt, now corresponding to the discrete sections: “The
    Aotearoa I know: longing, belonging”; “letting go: mourning”; “feeling together: falling
    together”; and “the space between.” In respect for the ordering and arrangement of the
    original material, blank pages were left intentionally.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Aotearoa Rising (Abridged Series)
    Aotearoa Rising (Abridged Series)
    ISBN: 9780473540951
    Title: Aotearoa Rising (Abridged Series)
    Author: COLLAGE CLUB

    In 2019, from Friday the 26th to Sunday the 28th of July, Sarah Lee and Sasha Francis
    co-hosted a collage stall at Festival for the Future 2019. This Abridged Selection is the
    contents of five notebooks the public was invited to collage into.
    Each notebook held an initial prompt, now corresponding to the discrete sections: “The
    Aotearoa I know: longing, belonging”; “letting go: mourning”; “feeling together: falling
    together”; and “the space between.” In respect for the ordering and arrangement of the
    original material, blank pages were left intentionally.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Aotearoa Rising (Abridged Series)
    Aotearoa Rising (Abridged Series)
    ISBN: 9780902211155
    Title: Aotearoa Rising (Abridged Series)
    Author: COLLAGE CLUB

    In 2019, from Friday the 26th to Sunday the 28th of July, Sarah Lee and Sasha Francis
    co-hosted a collage stall at Festival for the Future 2019. This Abridged Selection is the
    contents of five notebooks the public was invited to collage into.
    Each notebook held an initial prompt, now corresponding to the discrete sections: “The
    Aotearoa I know: longing, belonging”; “letting go: mourning”; “feeling together: falling
    together”; and “the space between.” In respect for the ordering and arrangement of the
    original material, blank pages were left intentionally.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Apartment Living NZ
    Apartment Living NZ
    ISBN: 9780143770510
    Title: Apartment Living NZ
    Author: FOSTER CATHERINE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Art Deco NZ: An Illustrated Guide
    Art Deco NZ: An Illustrated Guide
    ISBN: 9781869664824
    Title: Art Deco NZ: An Illustrated Guide
    Author: MOYLE TERRY & HYNDMAN ROSANNE

    This eye-catching book offers a national perspective on New Zealand's mid-twentieth century Art Deco heritage and explores its impact on the appearance of many of the country's towns and cities.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Art that Moves: the Work of Len Lye + Dvd
    Art that Moves: the Work of Len Lye + Dvd
    ISBN: 9781869404222
    Title: Art that Moves: the Work of Len Lye + Dvd
    Author: HORROCKS ROGER

    A companion to the author's bestselling biography of Len Lye, this compelling volume shifts the focus from Lye's life to his art practice and innovative aesthetic theories about the art of motion, which continue to be relevant today. Going beyond a general introduction to Lye and his artistic importance, this in-depth book offers a detailed study of his aesthetics of motion, analyzing how these theories were embodied in his sculptures and films."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Art Thieves, Fakers & Fraudsters: A NZ Story
    Art Thieves, Fakers & Fraudsters: A NZ Story
    ISBN: 9781927249512
    Title: Art Thieves, Fakers & Fraudsters: A NZ Story
    Author: JACKSON PENELOPE

    Penelope Jackson documents New Zealand's most scandalous art crimes of the last 100 years - some notorious but others covered up by embarrassed owners and institutions. They include a near-life-sized nude mysteriously stolen from the Christchurch's McDougall Art Gallery and never seen again; an international court battle around ownership of major Italian paintings stolen from their Jewish owners by the Nazis, bought by a NZ soldier during WWII and later sold to Dunedin Public Art Gallery; a leading NZ painter who sold copies of his work as originals; paintings illegally sold by an unscrupulous art dealer; a blatant theft from the Auckland Art Gallery, and the embarrassing rip-offs by Goldie forger Karl Sim. Jackson shows that NZ is far from immune to the criminal activities increasingly affecting art around the world. 2015 saw the establishment of the NZ Art Crime Research Trust, of which Jackson is a founding trustee. Art Thieves, Fakes and Fraudsterswill be launched first at the September 30 opening of a major art crime exhibition, The Empty Frame, at Waikato Museum, and featured at the trust's second symposium, City Gallery Wellington, October 15.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Artefacts of Encounter: Pacific Voyagers & Museum Histories
    Artefacts of Encounter: Pacific Voyagers & Museum Histories
    ISBN: 9781877578694
    Title: Artefacts of Encounter: Pacific Voyagers & Museum Histories
    Author: THOMAS NICHOLAS ET AL

    The Pacific artefacts and works of art collected during the three voyages of Captain James Cook and the navigators, traders and missionaries who followed him are of foundational importance for the study of art and culture in Oceania.

    These collections are representative not only of technologies or belief systems but of indigenous cultures at the formative stages of their modern histories, and exemplify Islanders institutions, cosmologies and social relationships.

    Recently, scholars from the Pacific and further afield, working with Pacific artefacts at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge (MAA), have set out to challenge and rethink some longstanding assumptions on their significance.

    The Cook voyage collection at the MAA is among the four or five most important in the world, containing over 200 of the 2000-odd objects with Cook voyage provenance that are dispersed throughout the world. The collection includes some 100 artefacts dating from Cooks first voyage.

    This stunning book catalogues this collection, and its cutting-edge scholarship sheds new light on the significance of many artefacts of encounter.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Artnews NZ - Winter 2021 (22/11/21)
    Artnews NZ - Winter 2021 (22/11/21)
    ISBN: 9415078000202
    Title: Artnews NZ - Winter 2021 (22/11/21)


    Format: Magazine
    Price: $11.50
    $11.50
  • Athfield Architects
    Athfield Architects
    ISBN: 9781869405915
    Title: Athfield Architects
    Author: GATLEY JULIA

    Over many years, Ian Athfield and his team at Athfield Architects have reshaped New Zealand architecture - from the Buck House at Te Mata Estate to Wellington's Civic Square, from Jade Stadium to Athfield's own sprawling settlement on the Khandallah hills. Reflecting on half a century of work, Julia Gatley's landmark book introduces a major body of architecture that will lead readers through modernism, postmodernism and beyond. Its four-part structure traces Athfield's formative years; the fledgling firm and its radical 1960s and '70s houses; its important break into commercial work; and finally its impact in the public, urban and institutional realms. ATHFIELD ARCHITECTS combines newly commissioned photography, evocative original architectural drawings and a rich text informed by extensive archival research and interviews with key figures in the firm. Taking us from the slums of Manila to the streets of post-quake Christchurch, this major book shows how New Zealand's leading contemporary architect is transforming the way we all might live.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Back of the Painting: Secrets & Stories from Art Conservation
    Back of the Painting: Secrets & Stories from Art Conservation
    ISBN: 9780995133884
    Title: Back of the Painting: Secrets & Stories from Art Conservation
    Author: WATERS LINDA HILLARY SARAH & SHERMAN JENNY

    Behind the scenes with the experts on famous paintings. The seal of the Prince of Yugoslavia, the icon that protected persecuted Russians, Monets repurposed canvas, the excised first wife, the stolen Tissot ... all these stories can be found on the backs of paintings in New Zealand art museums. This fascinating book by three painting conservators explores the backs of 33 paintings, ranging from 15th century artworks to the present day, from Claude Lorrain to Ralph Hotere, and held in the collections of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Join them on their art-detective explorations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Big Ideas for Small Houses
    Big Ideas for Small Houses
    ISBN: 9780143773245
    Title: Big Ideas for Small Houses
    Author: FOSTER CATHERINE

    A look at a range of small houses around New Zealand, and the strategies the owners used to get a toehold in the tight housing market. From building a secondary dwelling on an existing family section, to tiny houses on pocket handkerchief pieces of land, these approaches to housing will give ideas and inspiration to all wondering how it can be possible to own a first home in the twenty-first century. Each entry begins with a statement about the strategy the owner used to achieve a home of their own.
    The houses range in size from 100 square metres right down to a very cosy 34 square metres!
    Beautifully photographed, and including plans and costs, the houses presented are in Puhoi, west and north Auckland, Raglan, Tamahere, Taupiri, Whanganui, New Plymouth, Wellington and Christchurch.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Brent Harris: Towards the Swamp
    Brent Harris: Towards the Swamp
    ISBN: 9781877375576
    Title: Brent Harris: Towards the Swamp
    Author: STRONGMAN LARA ET AL

    New Zealand-born artist Brent Harris is a leading, high-profile contemporary artist in Australia. Harris's artworks explore uneasy psychological states and childhood trauma. He uses automatic drawing - a way of working that allows the subconscious to rise to the surface - as his starting point to create grotesque, elegant and immediately engaging works of art. In this beautifully designed catalogue, leading art writers Lara Strongman, Robert Leonard and Justin Paton introduce this remarkable artists to New Zealand audiences for the first time

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Brokered Dreams: 98 Uses for Vacant Space
    Brokered Dreams: 98 Uses for Vacant Space
    ISBN: 9780473532437
    Title: Brokered Dreams: 98 Uses for Vacant Space
    Author: AMERY MARK (ED)

    Brokered Dreams discusses and catalogues a unique arts and community development programme. Urban Dream Brokerage brokers the creative use of vacant space, aiming to grow diverse community building living spaces in cities. From a mental health gym and a political hair salon, to a people’s cinema and a moodbank, this book details many inventive projects brokered between 2013 and 2018 in Wellington, Dunedin, Masterton and Porirua with words from both Letting Space and the occupants. We aim to inspire the occupation of space by artists and their communities to transform our towns and cities into sites of engagement and self-determination.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson
    Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson
    ISBN: 9780473426477
    Title: Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson
    Author: THOMSON ELIZABETH

    For over three decades, Elizabeth Thomson’s art has engaged with issues to do with science, imagination, culture and, increasingly, what it means to live in the South Pacific region in the 21st century. Cellular Memory presents some of the most seductive and lyrical, yet often perplexing, works produced in New Zealand during that period. The works also speak of such timely concerns as global warming, over-fishing of oceans, pollution and environmental degradation. Thomson asks fundamental questions such as: How does humanity fit within the broader world of nature; and to what extent are we are a part of, or distinct from, our environment? Rather than offer simple answers, her works elicit feelings, states of being, reminding us of P. A. Tomory's assertion that 'sensation not fact is the stimulant of the true visionary'.

    A highly illustrated publication coincides with the major survey exhibition Elizabeth Thomson – Cellular Memory at Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, 2017-18, and then touring nationally. With essays from Gregory O’Brien and Lloyd Jones, poetry Jenny Bornholdt.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Christchurch Architecture A Walking Guide
    Christchurch Architecture A Walking Guide
    ISBN: 9780995123014
    Title: Christchurch Architecture A Walking Guide
    Author: WALSH JOHN & REYNOLDS PATRICK

    SIXTY BUILDINGS AND SIX ROUTES AROUND A REBUILDING CITY. The second in the series of guides to New Zealands urban architecture by the wellknown team of writer John Walsh and photographer Patrick Reynolds. This handy pocket-sized book suggests a series of city walks that take in both the historicbuildings that survived the earthquakes and the striking new buildings that have risen from the rubble, 60 buildings in total. Its the perfect guide for visitors to Christchurch and also for locals who want to know more about their city.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land? Vol. 2 1960-1987
    Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land? Vol. 2 1960-1987
    ISBN: 9781869409081
    Title: Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land? Vol. 2 1960-1987
    Author: SIMPSON PETER

    The second of an extraordinary two-volume work chronicling forty-five years of painting by our most important artist, Colin McCahon. Colin McCahon (1919 - 1987) was New Zealand's greatest twentieth-century artist. Through landscapes, biblical paintings and abstraction, the introduction of words and M?ori motifs, McCahon's work came to define a distinctly New Zealand modernist idiom. Collected and exhibited extensively in Australasia and Europe, McCahon's work has not been assessed as a whole for thirty-five years. In this richly illustrated two-volume work, written in an accessible style and published to coincide with the centenary of Colin McCahon's birth, leading McCahon scholar, writer and curator Peter Simpson chronicles the evolution of McCahon's work over the artist's entire forty-five-year career. Simpson has enjoyed unprecedented access to McCahon's extensive correspondence with friends, family, dealers, patrons and others. This material enables us to begin to understand McCahon's work as the artist himself conceived it. Each volume includes over three hundred illustrations in colour, with a generous selection of reproductions of McCahon's work (many never previously published), plus photographs, catalogue covers, facsimiles and other illustrative material. Along with Colin McCahon: There is Only One Direction. Vol 1. 1919 - 1959, this book will be the definitive work on New Zealand's leading artist for many years to come.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Colin McCahon: There is Only One Direction Vol. 1 1919-1959
    Colin McCahon: There is Only One Direction Vol. 1 1919-1959
    ISBN: 9781869408954
    Title: Colin McCahon: There is Only One Direction Vol. 1 1919-1959
    Author: SIMPSON PETER

    The extraordinary first volume of a two-volume work chronicling forty-five years of painting by our most important artist, Colin McCahon.

    Colin McCahon (1919–1987) was New Zealand’s greatest twentieth-century artist. Through landscapes, biblical paintings and abstraction, the introduction of words and Maori motifs, McCahon’s work came to define a distinctly New Zealand modernist idiom. Collected and exhibited extensively in Australasia and Europe, McCahon’s work has not been assessed as a whole for thirty-five years.

    In this richly illustrated two-volume work, written in an accessible style and published to coincide with the centenary of Colin McCahon’s birth, leading McCahon scholar, writer and curator Dr Peter Simpson chronicles the evolution of the artist’s work over McCahon’s entire forty-five-year career.

    Simpson has enjoyed unprecedented access to McCahon’s extensive correspondence with friends, family, dealers, patrons and others. This material enables us to begin to understand McCahon’s work as the artist himself conceived it. Each volume includes over three-hundred illustrations in colour, with a generous selection of reproductions of McCahon’s work (many never previously published), plus photographs, catalogue covers, facsimiles and other illustrative material.

    This will be the definitive work on New Zealand’s leading artist for many years to come.



    Author

    Dr Peter Simpson is a former associate professor of English at the University of Auckland. He is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books including Colin McCahon: The Titirangi Years, 1953–1959 (AUP, 2007) and Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933–1953 (AUP, 2016). He has also curated three significant exhibitions of McCahon’s work. He received the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement (non-fiction) in 2017.


    Reviews

    ‘New Zealand’s foremost artist Colin McCahon is many things to many people: modernist, visionary, environmentalist, shaman, preacher, rustic provincialist, bicultural trailblazer, painter-poet, graffiti artist, teacher, maverick . . . Peter Simpson’s account interrogates as well as accommodates all of these possibilities. Guiding us year by year through the artist’s career, he offers a ground-breaking overview of the life’s work of a tenacious, brilliant and endlessly fascinating figure.’ – Gregory O’Brien

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Colours of A Life: The Life & Times of Douglas MacDiarmid
    Colours of A Life: The Life & Times of Douglas MacDiarmid
    ISBN: 9780473423834
    Title: Colours of A Life: The Life & Times of Douglas MacDiarmid
    Author: CAHILL ANNE

    This biography is the lively, persuasive and colourful story of a talented bisexual man who had to leave New Zealand to find a life as a painter on his own terms. Now almost 95, still resident in Paris, he is oldest survivor of his extraordinary generation of creative New Zealanders, and perhaps a missing link - the one who got away and slid under the radar for choosing to pursue a global career rather than a domestic living. Douglas MacDiarmid has achieved an international reputation as an expatriate New Zealand painter, long based in France but acutely in tune with his homeland. He defies labelling, acclaimed particularly as a superb colourist and for the diversity, technique and intellectual rigour of his paintings. His life and insights have the distinction of straddling almost a century of cultural trends and influences, in New Zealand and abroad. Just as the diversity of MacDiarmid's paintings has something for everyone, this book will appeal to a wide audience. Apart from those interested in art, New Zealanders making it abroad, motivational life stories of overcoming the odds, history and cultural change, the biography is expected to attract an enthusiastic readership among art professionals and students, collectors and entities, diplomats, and the still-marginalised gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. Indeed, Douglas hopes his biography will be a positive example to encourage other conflicted people to follow their inclinations and dreams. More widely, this book is for anyone looking for inspiration to liberate their potential and dedicate their life to doing what they love. "My past is made up of so many different stages, so many different chapters packed with experience that goes from the most ecstatic to the most anguishing." - DOUGLAS MACDIARMID

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Cook Voyages Encounters: the Cook Voyage Collections of Te Papa
    Cook Voyages Encounters: the Cook Voyage Collections of Te Papa
    ISBN: 9780994136282
    Title: Cook Voyages Encounters: the Cook Voyage Collections of Te Papa
    Author: DAVIDSON JANET

    Almost 250 years after James Cook first sighted Aotearoa in October 1769, world-wide interest in all aspects of his exploration of the Pacific endures. In this handsome book, widely respected Pacific scholar Janet Davidson details the collection of Maori, Pacific and Native American objects associated with Cook's voyages that is held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Crafting Aotearoa: A Cultural History of Making in NZ & the Wider Moana Oceania
    Crafting Aotearoa: A Cultural History of Making in NZ & the Wider Moana Oceania
    ISBN: 9780994136275
    Title: Crafting Aotearoa: A Cultural History of Making in NZ & the Wider Moana Oceania
    Author: SKINNER DAMIAN, CHITHAM KARL & MAHINA-TU KOLOKESA

    A major new history of craft that spans three centuries of making and thinking in Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider Moana (Pacific). It tells the previously untold story of craft in Aotearoa New Zealand, and proposes a new idea of craft - one that acknowledges Pakeha, Maori and wider Moana histories of making, so that the connections, as well as the differences and tensions, can be identified and explored.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
  • Creative Conservation: A Celebration of Artists who are Wild about Nature
    Creative Conservation: A Celebration of Artists who are Wild about Nature
    ISBN: 9781869665432
    Title: Creative Conservation: A Celebration of Artists who are Wild about Nature
    Author: WICKES CHRISSY & FRIMMEL SONIA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Crown Lynn Collector's Handbook
    Crown Lynn Collector's Handbook
    ISBN: 9780143565482
    Title: Crown Lynn Collector's Handbook
    Author: MONK VALERIE RINGER

    Seasoned Crown Lynn devotees and new collectors alike will find plenty to asist their endeavours in this comprehensive guide to New Zealand's iconic pottery range.A-Z listings of more than 300 Crown Lynn products include photographs of representative designs as well as their distinctive backstamps and marks to help collectors correctly identify and appreciate the origins of a huge diversity of Crown Lynn items produced over more than 50 years. Dimensions and dates are given for each entry, and the items are brought to life with fascinating snippets of Crown Lynn history, making this indispensable collector's guide an entertaining read.Valerie Ringer Monk's meticulously researched Crown Lynn Collector's Handbook is the essential reference for anyone investing in everyday Crown Lynn domestic products through to figurines, artware and hand-potted pieces.& Whether your preference is for quirky styles or more practical household items, in this handbook you'll discover new treasures to fossick for in second-hand shops or online.Valerie Ringer Monk started out collecting Crown Lynn plates and 1970s mugs in second-hand shops. As her collection grew so did her desire to research the Crown Lynn story. In her first book, Crown Lynn: A New Zealand Icon, published in 2006, she shared the stories of the products and the people behind them. Crown Lynn Collector's Handbook is her second book dedicated to preserving Crown Lynn's colourful history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Desire of the Line: Ralph Hotere Figurative Works
    Desire of the Line: Ralph Hotere Figurative Works
    ISBN: 9781869403430
    Title: Desire of the Line: Ralph Hotere Figurative Works
    Author: BAKER KRISELLE

    Alongside the large abstract paintings for which he is so much admired, Ralph Hotere has throughout his career produced countless beautiful figurative works - drawings and paintings. In this book Kriselle Baker introduces these works and presents a rich selection of 142 images focusing especially on the gorgeous Woman series, a constant in Hotere's work from the 1960s. These are wonderfully varied, many composed of the simplest lines effortlessly suggesting warmth, intimacy and pleasure; others have flashes of colour or denser lines. Also included are a smaller group of works from Song Cycle, originally drawn for a stage performance and evoking movement and sound. The introductory essay, in which Baker explores the history of these images, their distinctive qualities and their role in relation to Hotere's better-known work, is followed by a catalogue of 112 full-page images and a list of works.--BOOK JACKET.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Double Take
    Double Take
    ISBN: 9781877309434
    Title: Double Take
    Author: AMITUANAI EDITH

    This publication, and the exhibition it accompanies, is the first to survey Edith Amituanai’s photographic practice. In images spanning 2003 to the present, Amituanai shares her experiences of life as a first-generation New Zealand-born Samoan, presenting portraits of people and places from her home in Ranui, West Auckland to her homeland of Samoa, to the scattered sites of Pacific diaspora from Christchurch, New Zealand to Montpellier, France, and Anchorage, Alaska. These prove her empathy and engagement, confounding photography’s reputation as an organ of control and objectification. In this volume, Haruhiko Sameshima calls Amituanai a ‘village photographer’. This term aptly captures her commitment to record events and occasions as an embedded chronicler working for her community; it also encompasses the notion that her’s is a global village connected by her lens and through her ready embrace of social media. The images brought together speak to the multiple realities that exist both here and across the world that expand our presumptions about who ‘we’ in Aotearoa are and what constitutes ‘home’.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Eileen Mayo: Nature Art & Poetry
    Eileen Mayo: Nature Art & Poetry
    ISBN: 9781877375552
    Title: Eileen Mayo: Nature Art & Poetry
    Author: VANGIONI PETER & CASSIDY JILLIAN

    Calling on the natural world around her for inspiration, Eileen Mayo’s extraordinary skill with line, colour and composition made her one of Britain’s foremost print artists in 1930s London, where she exhibited alongside the likes of Claude Flight, Sybil Andrews and Cyril Power. Mayo left it all behind when, in 1953, she abandoned London for Sydney then Christchurch, each move generating a new body of work. This is the first substantial publication on Mayo, publishing for the first time many of her exquisite neo-romantic wood engravings, prints, designs and book illustrations that continue to enthral and delight audiences.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Endless Yet Never
    Endless Yet Never
    ISBN: 9780473513856
    Title: Endless Yet Never
    Author: EDMOND MARTIN

    “There is something about the way Colin McCahon’s life and work intertwine that resists interpretation. He always insisted it was the work that was important, not the life; while at the same time maintaining that the work was autobiographical. He also said that all art is about death: biography, too, seeks to describe the shape of a life which is over.” Endless Yet Never is a short yet highly informative biography of New Zealand’s esteemed painter Colin McCahon.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Exquisite Legacy: The Work & Art of NZ Naturalist G.V. Hudson
    Exquisite Legacy: The Work & Art of NZ Naturalist G.V. Hudson
    ISBN: 9781988550176
    Title: Exquisite Legacy: The Work & Art of NZ Naturalist G.V. Hudson
    Author: GIBBS GEORGE



    George Hudson, 1867–1946, was one of New Zealand's pioneer naturalists, who devoted his life to collecting and describing the New Zealand insect fauna. He amassed what is probably the largest collection of New Zealand insects, now housed at Te Papa. Hudson also wrote seven books on insect fauna between 1898 and 1946, each illustrated in colour with immaculate paintings of the specimens, a total of over 3100 paintings, mainly focused on moths and butterflies.

    An Exquisite Legacy is a biography of Hudson, written by his grandson Dr George Gibbs, himself a prominent entomologist. Gibbs outlines the life of this naturalist and artist, whose dedication and output was truly remarkable. Hudson remained an amateur naturalist his whole life, but his contribution to our knowledge about the New Zealand insect world is of enduring significance, while his artistic legacy, built up over nearly seven decades, is truly remarkable. This extensive collection of exquisite illustrations is without parallel in New Zealand.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art
    Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art
    ISBN: 9781877484131
    Title: Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art
    Author: JENNINGS SHONA

    Fatu Feu’u is an internationally recognised Samoan-New Zealand artist. He has been pivotal in shaping the interest in contemporary Pacific art globally and nurturing a generation of Pacific artists locally, leading to his reputation as the Father of contemporary Pacific art. In this book, Fatu shares his story, from wilful Samoan-village boy, to New Zealand factory-worker immigrant, to leader in his home communities and the global art world. His thoughts on art and life are woven into an inspiring tale that helps us understand not only what drives this artist, but what’s behind his art - how the bright colours, the frangipani, ta-tatau and siapo designs create a narrative of his past, present and future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Filming the Colonial Past: The NZ Wars on Screen
    Filming the Colonial Past: The NZ Wars on Screen
    ISBN: 9781988531083
    Title: Filming the Colonial Past: The NZ Wars on Screen
    Author: COOPER ANNABEL

    The New Zealand Wars were defining events in the nation’s history. Filming the Colonial Past, an engaging new book from Annabel Cooper, tells a story of filmmakers’ fascination with these conflicts over the past 90 years. From silent screen to smartphone, and from Pakeha adventurers
    to young Maori songwriters, filmmakers have made and remade the stories of this most troubling past.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Finding Frances Hodgkins
    Finding Frances Hodgkins
    ISBN: 9780995102972
    Title: Finding Frances Hodgkins
    Author: KISLER MARY

    "When Frances Hodgkins, our most celebrated artist, first left New Zealand in 1901, location became a key factor in her determination to succeed as an artist. In this engaging book, curator Mary Kisler follows in Hodgkins footsteps through England, France, Italy, Morocco, Spain and Wales to discover the locations in which Hodgkins constantly pushed her exploration of modernism. Warm, insightful, fresh, expert and richly illustrated with more than 70 artworks, this handsome book sheds new light on Hodgkins life, art and social milieu."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Fiona Pardington: the Pressure of Sunlight Falling
    Fiona Pardington: the Pressure of Sunlight Falling
    ISBN: 9781877578090
    Title: Fiona Pardington: the Pressure of Sunlight Falling
    Author: BAKER KRISELLE ED & RANKIN ELIZABETH ED

    European explorers of the Pacific in the 18th and early 19th centuries faced a problem -- how to describe the people they met and report what they had seen and found. From Cook onwards, a serious expedition included artists and scientists in its ship's company. An ambitious journey of the 19th century was the third voyage of the French explorer Dumont d'Urville, from 1837 to 1840. It was just before the invention of photography, when phrenology, the study of people's skulls, was the latest thing. D'Urville chose to take on the voyage an eminent phrenologist, Pierre-Marie Dumoutier, to preserve likenesses of people by making life casts. When the expedition returned to France, the casts were displayed, and later stored in the MusÚe de l'Homme in Paris, to be joined eventually by other casts from Dumoutier's collection, including those of the d'Urville and Dumoutier families. All were overtaken by photography and history. Fiona Pardington first learnt of the life casts in 2007, when a chance conversation initiated a four-year project. It took her from Auckland to the MusÚe de l'Homme, as she researched and photographed some of more than fifty casts of Maori, Pacific and European heads, including casts of her Ngai Tahu ancestors. This book publishes these photographs and coincides with the opening of a major travelling exhibition. The photographs are extraordinarily beautiful, evocative and spiritually powerful images. They recover likenesses and revive the life force of Dumoutier's subjects, eliciting our empathy and fascination with a world we can never really know. This is a rich and engaging book. With essays by leading scholars in Pacific history, art and photography, on subjects as diverse as phrenology and cast-making, the voyage, and the identity of the Maori casts, it will appeal to anyone interested in nineteenth-century encounters between voyagers and the peoples of the Pacific, or contemporary art and photography.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Folk Punk: Selected Photos, Artworks & Drawings 1985-2020
    Folk Punk: Selected Photos, Artworks & Drawings 1985-2020
    ISBN: 9781869421922
    Title: Folk Punk: Selected Photos, Artworks & Drawings 1985-2020
    Author: PIRIE MARK

    Folk Punk is the first of two volumes collecting the work of Mark Pirie as an artist and book designer. Volume One, Folk Punk, contains a selection of his photography 1985-2020 plus illustrations/artworks and drawings of Pirie’s music influences as a poet: Bono, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Anthony Kiedis, David Bowie, Sammy Hagar and Kurt Cobain.
    The book complements his poetry oeuvre and also gives portraits of other writers, performers or musicians who have been important to his work and life as an editor and publisher over the years, including Michael O’Leary, Alistair and Meg Campbell, Andrew Fagan, Bill Direen and Alistair Paterson.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
    Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
    ISBN: 9781869408930
    Title: Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
    Author: HAMMOND CATHERINE & KISLER MARY

    A vivid and revealing book published alongside a landmark exhibition focused on one of New Zealand's most internationally recognised artists, Frances Hodgkins.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Galleries of Maoriland: Artists, Collectors & the Maori World, 1880-1910
    Galleries of Maoriland: Artists, Collectors & the Maori World, 1880-1910
    ISBN: 9781869409357
    Title: Galleries of Maoriland: Artists, Collectors & the Maori World, 1880-1910
    Author: BLACKLEY ROGER

    Galleries of Maoriland introduces us to the many ways in which European colonists to New Zealand (called Pakeha by the indigenous Maori) discovered, created, propagated and romanticised the Maori world at the turn of the century summed up in a popular nickname describing New Zealand; Maoriland. It could be seen in the paintings of Lindauer and Goldie; among artists, patrons, collectors and audiences; inside the Polynesian Society and the Dominion Museum; among stolen artefacts and fantastical accounts of the Maori past. The culture of Maoriland was a colonists creation. But Galleries of Maoriland shows that Maori were not merely passive victims: they too had a stake in this process of romanticisation. What, this book asks, were some of the Maori purposes that were served by curio displays, portrait collections, and the wider ethnological culture? Why did the idealisation of an ancient Maori world, which obsessed ethnological inquirers and artists alike, appeal also to Maori? Who precisely were the Maori participants in this culture, and what were their motives? Galleries of Maoriland looks at Maori prehistory in European art; the enthusiasm of settlers and Maori for portraiture and recreations of ancient life; the trade in Maori curios; and the international exhibition of this colonial culture. By illuminating New Zealand's artistic and ethnographic economy at the turn of the twentieth century, this book provides a new understanding of our art and our culture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    ISBN: 978099518409
    Title: Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    Author: PETERSON GILES


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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